The Lute Society: Meetings


For lute playing opportunities, see:

Lute society meetings are free for all to attend, although there is usually a charge if you wish to attend the recital at the end of the meeting.

Agendas from previous meetings are available.

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are generally held at the Dutch Church, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA (nearest tubes: Bank, Liverpool Street).

Spring meeting

Our spring meetings are cancelled owing to the current crisis.

Meetings in 2020

  • September 12th, at the Dutch Church,
  • November 14th, at the Dutch Church

Meetings in 2021

Pictures from recent meetings

See Pictures from meetings

Annual Benslow Lutefest

We have an annual residential weekend, currently held at Benslow Music in Hitchin. We offer bursaries to students every year to attend. See some recent reflections and review for LuteFest 2020.

International events: other national lute societies´meetings


March 21-22, SOCIETE FRANCAISE DU LUTH, annual meeting, Paris CANCELLED

May 1-3, Festival der Laute, Burg Sternberg, Exertal, Germany, see: CANCELLED

May 15-16, III Convegno liutistico nazionale, Milano, Conservatorio “G. Verdi” (lectures and concerts, free entry) supported by Società del Liuto. CANCELLED

June 20, Belgian Lute Academy, Edegem, near Antwerp

October 11, Belgian Lute Academy annual lute day, Brussels


September 15–19 Basel Lute Days, Switserland, including Lute in higher education conference, DLG Festival, IMF tablature meeting